Catch A Breather: Happy Hours in West Hollywood
Fun Fact: The term ‘happy hour’ goes as far back as William Shakespeare in writing, when he recounted a pleasant moment in the early evening on the page.
In today’s world, it’s not merely a pleasant moment, but one filled with food and drink, occasionally live music, and lots of friends––often associated with deep discounts and drink specials. No one is mad about that. We love happy hour, whether it’s spent in a hotel lobby on vacation, with friends on a favorite rooftop or is a spur-of-the-moment affair, decided upon as you wander past a wateringhole.
Here’s our collection of some of West Hollywood’s best happy hours.
Every day, 2pm to 7pm
“The Pregame Hours” are a long block of time for stellar deals, like $5 frozen cocktails, $5 well drinks and a Boilermaker (shot and a beer pairing) at just $10. Then, Happy Hour starts again with their Double Trouble daily specials from 10pm to 12am, when all double drinks are priced as singles.
Marix Tex Mex
Every day, 3pm to 7pm
Happy Hour is bustling at West Hollywood’s favorite home for Tex-Mex cuisine. Monday equals Margaritas for only $5 and all week you’ll find specials on items like their house guacamole, the short rib sliders, and their excellent tacos.
Connie & Ted’s
Monday to Friday, 4pm to 7pm.
Oysters are $10 for a half-dozen. Craft beers are just five dollars. And, Ted’s famous Margaritas are shaken and served for a mere $7. Head in, relax and feel transported to the Atlantic seaboard’s weathered fishing shacks and rocky shores.
Monday to Friday, 4pm to 7pm.
They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Good thing Barney’s is still open, serving a delightfully dive-y, authentic atmosphere since 1920. This original Route 66 stop is a legend and always worth a visit. However, the Happy Hour makes the affordable drink offerings even more appealing. There are half-priced appetizers and discounts on well drinks.
Daily, 4pm to 7pm.
We love Huddy Hour. It means $4 well drinks (some of the most affordable in the city), $6 craft cocktails and $4 tallboy cans of PBR. Note: CBS proclaimed that Hudson has “the best mac and cheese in Los Angeles.” Whoa.
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Bar 20 at Grafton
4:20 to 7:20pm.
Stop by in the late afternoons and early evenings to this iconic hotel property. They showcase live acoustic music sets daily and you’ll get deals off their new Lite Bites menu, from Avocado Toast to Lobster Bruschetta.
Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, starting at 4pm on Fridays.
Coquettish, devious-yet-demure … this upscale darling of the Sunset Strip is a fabulous place for a stiff drink beneath the stars. It’s one of the city’s best rooftops, and during Happy Hour, the well drinks are half-off, and you can find further deals on crisp, house wines ($7) and an array of small plates.
The Den on Sunset
Every week day, 5pm to 7pm.
Dine in at the den for $5 well drinks and $2 off a host of cocktails and menu items. We also suggest sitting down here on Sunday, because Bottomless Mimosas are back at brunch.
5pm to 11pm daily.
This Prohibition-styled joint brings the heat at Happy Hour. Enjoy a Hummus Trio or the Caesar salad for only $7, as well as Roasted Vegetables for only $5, with $8 Fountain cocktails and $6 glasses of wine.